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Raw 3/29/2021: Hurt Business Implodes; McIntyre Gets Unexpected Attack to End Show; Plus More!



Here's what's on tap for tonight's Raw:

  • Contract Signing: WWE Raw Women's Champion Asuka and Rhea Ripley make their WrestleMania match official

  • Non-Title Match: Sheamus vs. Riddle (WWE United States Champion)

  • Will someone answer WWE Champion Bobby Lashley's demand to take out Drew McIntyre ahead of WrestleMania

  • Alexa's Playground

  • World Premiere of "Hey Hey Hop Hop"

We're in the ThunderDome and we see Drew McIntyre arriving to the building earlier today. Sara interviews him about WWE Champion Bobby Lashley putting a bounty on him. McIntyre is basically ready to kick some ass!


We're kicking things off with WWE Champion Bobby Lashley and the Hurt Business. MVP and Lashley have mics. MVP says we're less than 2 weeks from Mania. MVP says Lashley will walk in and out as champion. MVP hints that Lashley could face someone other than McIntyre at Mania. I personally am not buying that. They says don't mistake the offer as weakness. They believe McIntyre has already had an opportunity. MVP ask if someone is willing to step up. No one does. MVP shows us highlights of McIntyre beating Shelton and Cedric. Lashley tells them they had the perfect opportunity and blew it. They banned from ringside for Mania and Lashley says don't get him started about losing the tag titles. Lashley can't count on them for anything and he refuses to associate with losers. MVP gives them an opportunity to explain themselves. Shelton says Lashley wouldn't be champ without them. LASHLEY DESTROYS THEM!! LASHLEY GRABS A MIC AND SAYS THE HURT BUSINESS IS OVER!! Lashley says the offer to take out McIntyre is still on the table.


Highlights of the altercation last week between Sheamus and WWE United States Champion Riddle. Riddle rides his scooter backstage. Sara stops him for a word. Riddle just wanted to ask Sheamus some questions but now he's pissed off. Riddle doesn't like being pissed off. Riddle runs into Titus O'Neil. They talk about O'Neil being WrestleMania co-host with Hulk Hogan. SHEAMUS ATTACKS RIDDLE BACKSTAGE! Sheamus says "see you out there". Their match is next!


Commentary hypes The Miz and John Morrison's "Hey Hey Hop Hop". They recap what happened with Lashley and the Hurt Business.


Shelton and Cedric go to complain to Adam Pearce. Shelton wants a match with Lashley tonight. If there's anything left, Cedric will take Lashley next week! They talk Pearce into making the match official.


MVP joins commentary because Samoa Joe isn't there tonight.


Non-Title Match

Sheamus vs. Riddle (WWE United States Champion)

Sheamus corners Riddle right away. Riddle escapes and takes Sheamus to another corner. They go to the mat and trade counters. Sheamus stacks up Riddle for a near fall. Sheamus corners Riddle and hits a few strikes before taking Riddle to the mat. Side head lock by Sheamus. Riddle gets free but Sheamus mows him down with a shoulder block. Riddle tries a sleeper and takes Sheamus to the mat. Sheamus makes it to his feet and backs Riddle to the corner. Sheamus escapes with elbow strikes. Sheamus with a knock down and stomps the hand of Riddle. Both men trade strikes. Riddle fires off with kicks and hits a flash knee! Riddle drop kicks Sheamus and he falls through the ropes. Riddle with a kick from the apron. RIDDLE WITH A FLOTAING BRO TO THE OUTSIDE TAKES DOWN SHEAMUS!! We go to a break.


Back from the break, Sheamus is control. Riddle battles back as both men trade punches. Sheamus hits a tilt-a-whirl back breaker to Riddle for a near fall. Sheamus focuses on the back of Riddle now. Sheamus takes Riddle to the top turnbuckle. They trade counters. Riddle with strikes and chops. They battle up top and Sheamus pushes Riddle off. Riddle runs right back up and launches Sheamus with a BELLY TO BELLY THROW OFF THE TOP!! Punches by Riddle and a kick. Pele kick by Riddle! Riddle with forearms in the corner and follows with a suplex! Riddle with kicks to the chest of Sheamus as Sheamus falls into the ropes. Sheamus catches one and looks for an Alabama Slam. RIDDLE COUTNERS WITH A FLASH KNEE AND THE BROTON!! 1...2...NO!! Riddle locks in a triangle!! Sheamus stacks Riddle and lifts him for a power bomb! Riddle locks the triangle back in! Sheamus gets to the ropes. Riddle walks into a right hand. SHEAMUS BLOCKS A KICK AND HITS WHITE NOISE TO RIDDLE ON THE APRON!!! 1...2...NO!! Alabama Slam by Sheamus!! 1...2...NO!! Sheamus sets up for a Brogue Kick but Riddle hits a knee! Near fall. SHEAMUS BLOCKS A KICK AND HITS A KNEE STRIKE OF HIS OWN TO THE FACE OF RIDDLE!! THAT WINS IT!! Post match, Riddle knocks Sheamus out of the ring.

W: Sheamus via pin @ 12:44


We see highlights of Shane McMahon training and getting "injured" followed by Shane attacking Braun Strowman on Raw. Shane McMahon, Elias, and Jaxson Ryker are heading towards the ring. Shane's Expose on Braun Strowman is next!


WrestleMania is in 12 days!


Drew McIntyre is walking backstage when he runs into AJ Styles and Omos. McIntyre says he won't turn his back on them. Styles say they have bigger plans for WrestleMania when they embarrass the New Day. McIntyre walks the halls hollering for someone to try to take Lashley up on his offer.


Shane McMahon, Elias, and Jaxson Ryker are in the ring now. Shane wants to discuss his knee injury. Shane claims his adrenaline is what allowed him to get away from Braun Strowman last week. Shane has Braun's 5th grade report card put on the tron. It's all "Ds". Shane reads comments from the teachers. Much like this whole storyline, this is bad! Shane promises to outwit Braun at WrestleMania. STROWMAN FINALLY COMES OUT!


Jaxson Ryker w/ Elias & Shane McMahon vs. Braun Strowman

Strowman hits Ryker with a boot right away and launches him across the ring multiple times. Strowman gets out of the ring to chase Shane. Back in the ring, Strowman beats down Ryker in the corner. Elias tries to distract and Shane gets on the apron allowing Ryker to attack. Strowman runs into a boot by Ryker. Ryker delivers shot to the knee and bulldogs Strowman to take him down. Ryker botches a move off the second rope. Strowman knocks Ryker out of the ring. STROWMAN EXPRESS WITH THE TERRIBLE TRAIN SOUND EFFECTS! Strowman squashes Ryker in the corner and FINISHES HIM WITH A RUNNING POWER SLAM!! Squash.

W: Braun Strowman via pin @ 2:27


Post match, Elias blindsides Strowman. Shane and Elias attack Strowman! Strowman overpowers them and they bail. Strowman grabs a mic. STROWMAN ANNOUNCES THEIR MATCH AT WRESTLEMANIA WILL BE A CAGE MATCH.


Highlights of The Miz challenging Bad Bunny to a match at Mania and then Bad Bunny hitting Miz with a guitar and accepting. The debut of "Hey Hey Hop Hop" is next!


The Miz and John Morrison are here for The Dirt Sheet. They call this the most anticipated edition ever. They talk about Miz vs. Bad Bunny at Mania. Miz claims he was merely trying to teach Bunny a lesson and promises to payback Bunny for every splinter he has in his back. Miz once again hypes him being the only two time grand slam champion. They hypes the music video. The music video airs and it's about what you would expect. They dance along with it. It's way longer than it needs to be for sure. Miz is crying after the video. He wants to thank his family. HERE COMES BAD BUNNY AND DAMIAN PRIEST. Priest says they actually enjoyed the video. Priest says Miz won't be laughing when Miz handles him at Mania. Bunny says something in Spanish. Miz asks Priest what he said. Priest says Bunny said "He'll make Miz his bitch". Miz and Morrison get out of the ring to get in the face of Miz. BUNNY DECKS MIZ WITH A RIGHT HAND!! Morrison holds Miz back and says to wait for Mania. Bunny destroys Miz and Morrison's poster.


Randy Orton is backstage and says it's been his priviledge to face some of the best talent during his career. He list some legends but says none of them compare to The Fiend. Orton realized he had to do something to The Fiend which is why he lit that match. Orton says he didn't buy into Bliss' premonition until Fast Lane. Orton says "Thank God" now he knows exactly what he's dealing with. Orton says at WrestleMania he will dig down deep to make sure The Fiend is out of his life once and for all.


Lashley heads to the ring for his match next!


Non-Title Match

Bobby Lashley (WWE Champion) w/ MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin w/ Cedric Alexander

Shelton attacks right away.. MVP joins commentary again. Shelton controls for a minute until Lashley hits him with a flatliner. Lashley mounts and pounds Shelton. Lashley throws Shelton out of the ring. Lashley lifts and runs Shelton into the ring post! Back in the ring, Lashley buries a shoulder into the gut of Shelton in the corner. Cedric distracts and Lashley chases him up the ramp. Lashley gets back in the ring and PAY DIRT BY SHELTON!! 1...2...NO!! Both men trade punches and Shelton hits a knee strike in the corner. Another running knee by Shelton but LASHLEY ANSWERS WITH A SPINE BUSTER!! ANOTHER SPINE BUSTER!! LASHLEY LOCKS IN THE HURT LOCK!! SHELTON TAPS!! Another squash and no way Lashley would lose.

W: Bobby Lashley via pin @ 4:16


AJ Styles and Omos are backstage when the New Day approach them. The New Day had games to build team chemistry. Styles challenges Woods to a match tonight. Kofi says let the games begin bbbbaaabbbbeeee!!


Commentary talks about Shane vs. Braun being a cage match now. Riddle will defend his United States Championship on night two of WrestleMania.


The New Day are in the ring for game night. They have a bunch of games set up. They introduce AJ Styles and Omos. Kofi says it's important to be a well oiled machine. Kofi says the games will prove who's the better team. Styles say they are the better team in the ring but they'll play along to prove they're better. They start with charades. The New Day win every round. Omos says enough with the games. All they care about winning is the match at WrestleMania.


Xavier Woods w/ Kofi Kingston (WWE Raw Tag Team Champions) vs. AJ Styles w/ Omos

Quick pace to begin and Styles takes Woods down with a nice drop kick. Woods regroups and takes control of Styles in the corner. Chops by Woods. Styles turns the tide but misses a charge allowing Woods to hit another chop for a near fall. Woods sends Styles to the outside. Woods goes to dive but Omos steps in the way. Styles tries to take advantage of the distraction but Woods hits a drop kick sending Styles to the outside. WOODS HITS STYLES WITH A DIVE TO THE OUTSIDE as we go to a commercial.


We're back as Woods hits a flying clothesline and a kick to the face of Styles. Woods avoids a suplex and back drops Styles for a near fall. They go to the corner. Styles rips Woods off the top and delivers a knee to his back. Styles sets up for the Styles Clash but Woods backs him into the corner. TORNADO DDT BY WOODS!! 1...2...NO!! Woods sets up Styles and goes to the top turnbuckle. Omos pulls Styles out of the way. WOODS CONFRONTS OMOS AND OMOS ATTACKS CAUSING A DQ!! I don't care for this feud but it was alright for what it was.

W: Xavier Woods via DQ @ 7:57


Post match, Kofi goes to help and OMOS PRESS SLAMS KOFI INTO THE CROWD! That looked impressive. Styles and Omos double team Woods in the ring. Omos lifts Woods by the throat with both hands and slams him! Styles "counts" a pinfall for Omos over Woods.


Alexa Bliss is backstage on her swing. She has a message for Orton next!


Replay of Omos destroying the New Day.


Highlights of last week when Orton summoned The Fiend to Raw and footage of The Fiend returning at Fast Lane.


Alexa Bliss humming "Pop goes the Weasel". Bliss is holding her jack-in-the-box. She says it's so much more than a jack-in-the-box. Years ago they were called a devil-in-the-box. Bliss says Orton burned The Fiend alive and thought he was gone forever. Bliss says The Fiend was trapped in her Fiend-in-the-box. The box just needed to be open. Bliss says Orton's mistake was thinking he knew what was next. He doesn't know. Bliss says she'll give us a hint as to what will happen. THE LEGEND KILLER WILL DIE!! Bliss turns to the other swing and The Fiend is sitting there. Let Me In.


Backstage, Drew McIntyre is storming through the halls. McIntyre barges into the locker room and calls out anyone to step up. McIntyre gets in Strowman's face. Strowman says he'll come for him after he beats Shane. McIntyre confronts Riddle. McIntyre beats down a couple jobbers. McIntyre hits Drew Gulak with a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre confronts Ricochet. They agree to have a match later.


Shayna Baszler w/ Nia Jax & Reginald (WWE Women's Tag Team Champions) vs. Naomi w/ Lana

Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke are on commentary. Baszler backs Naomi into the corner and lands a stiff shot. Naomi fires back but Baszler targets an arm. Shayna stomps the arm and takes Naomi to the mat. More arm work by Baszler. Naomi fights back and hits an enziguri. Naomi builds some momentum. Baszler stops a pin and goes for the Kirifuda Clutch. Naomi escapes. Reginald distracts but Lana comes around to stop that. Lana sends Nia into Mandy and Dana. Things break down outside allowing NAOMI TO ROLL UP BASZLER FOR THE WIN! Too short to mean anything.

W: Naomi via pin @ 2:22


WWE Raw Women's Champion Asuka runs into Riddle backstage. Asuka asks how Riddle is and he talks about scooters in Japan. Riddle loses his train of thought before riding off. The contract signing is next!


Commentary recaps The Miz/Bad Bunny train wreck.


Adam Pearce is here to oversee this. Rhea Ripley comes out first. Commentary name drops Charlotte Flair during Ripley's entrance. Is that foreshadowing? Pearce then introduces Asuka. Ripley stresses the fact that Asuka is the CURRENT champion. Asuka says Ripley is overconfident. Ripley agrees and says she was confident enough to challenge her. Ripley is now confident enough to says she will beat Asuka at Mania. Ripley signs! Asuka signs! Asuka laughs and says Ripley's confidence is borrowed and not earned. Asuka tells Ripley she has to learn that....RIPLEY FLIPS THE TABLE ON ASUKA!! HERE COMES NIA JAX AND SHAYNA BASZLER!! Oh geez, Not this again. Nia and Shayna say Ripley and Asuka are ridiculous. Shayna wants to know where their WrestleMania match is. Shayna can't wait to teach Ripley lesson. Ripley says to go right now. Nia challenges Ripley and Asuka to face the tag champs next week! Ripley accepts on their behalf.


Ricochet is backstage heading towards the ring. MVP tells him he likes Ricochet stepping up. Ricochet says he doesn't know when he'll get another opportunity so he must take advantage. The match is next!


Commentary talks about all of this years hall of fame inductees.


Drew McIntyre vs. Ricochet

Ricochet tries to attack right away but McIntyre launches him in the air with big back body drop. That was some serious height. McIntyre again launches Ricochet across the ring with a belly to belly throw. Lashley watches backstage. Ricochet uses a head scissor to send McIntyre into the corner. Ricochet runs up the turnbuckle and hits McIntyre with a nice kick but only gets a one count. Ricochet side steps McIntyre and sends him over the top. McIntyre goes to send Ricochet into the steps but Ricochet runs up them onto the apron and hits a drop kick. Back in the ring, Ricochet goes to the top turnbuckle. RICOCHET MISSES A 450 AND MCINTYRE HITS A CLAYMORE!! BALL GAME!

W: Drew McIntyre via pin @ 2:52


Post match, MUSTAFA ALI ATTACKS MCINTYRE!! McIntyre throws Ali out of the ring and then challenges Ali to fight him. We go to a commercial.


Drew McIntyre vs. Mustafa Ali

The match is in process when we come back. Ali has McIntyre's leg wrapped around the ring post. In the ring, Ali continues to work on the leg of McIntyre. Lashley is still watching backstage. McIntyre finally kicks Ali away. Ali goes to the top and SPLASHES THE LEG!! Near fall for Ali. Ali talks trash to MVP. A series of right hands by Ali but he runs into a belly to belly by McIntyre. McIntyre with another overhead belly to belly launching Ali across the ring. McIntyre with chops in the corner and another belly to belly! Ali goes back after the leg. Ali comes off the second rope and MCINTYRE HITS THE GLASGOW KISS OUT OF MID AIR!! MCINTYRE HITS A CLAYMORE!! IT'S OVER!

W: Drew McIntyre via pin @ 3:44


Post match, McIntyre asks if there's anyone else. McIntyre calls out Lashley! HERE COMES LASHLEY!! We go to a commercial.


We're back with Lashley getting in the ring now. McIntyre says Lashley can send anyone after him but he can't prevent the inevitable. Lashley says he doesn't need help and reminds McIntyre of the Elimination Chamber beating he gave him. Lashley says McIntyre's time is up. It's the Almighty Era now. McIntyre says he know Lashley is bad. McIntyre says by sending all of these people to attack him, it only proved that Lashley is afraid of McIntyre. THEY BRAWL!! McIntyre sends Lashley to the outside. KING CORBIN ATTACKS MCINTYRE!! McIntyre fights back and goes for a Claymore but CORBIN HITS DEEP SIX!! LASHLEY IS BACK TO LOCK IN THE HURT LOCK!! Lashley stands over McIntyre. McIntyre tries to fight back but LASHLEY LOCKS IN THE HURT LOCK AGAIN!! Lashley holds the championship over McIntyre to end the show.



Next Week:

  • Non-Title Match: Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (WWE Women's Tag Team Champions) vs. Asuka (WWE Raw Women's Champion) & Rhea Ripley

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